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Friday, May 29, 2015

Tigers Run This

Hello and Happy Friday, I am back today to share another LO that I completed for my daughter's school album.  I am never going to catch up but I want to try to get her school album current so everything else is being pushed back even though I have been working on some other projects, I am not sure I will whether I will share them or not.  I don't think I'll do anymore monthly LO challenges, I am good with doing one LO per week!

My daughter is a member of her school's running club and these pictures were taken the day they participated in the Monument Avenue 10K earlier this year.  The left side of the LO includes pictures taken before in the parking lot of the school and the right side includes pictures taken after some of them completed the race which ended at Monroe Park.  This is the first year where all participants received a medal.  I used they SLICE to cut the little runner,the Silhouette to cut the tiger head and the Expression to cut the medal and I used Thickers for the title.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hello Thursday

Today I am sharing a LO that I wasn't sure I wanted to share, it's one of those LO where I only had one picture to choose from but you wanted to document the event.  I'm not sure what happened that I only took the one picture but I wasn't happy with it.  The LO documents my daughter's participation in her school's American History celebration earlier this year, she was a part of the timeline portion.  I just used misc. paper scraps and embellishments from my stash.  I used my SLICE and stickers to cut the title.  Another LO completed and added to my daughter's middle school book which I should have all done within the next month.

Take care and have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dad's Day

Hello Tuesday and back to work for me;  I am thankful for my job so I am not complaining!  So how was your weekend, did you do anything exciting?  As for me I went to another graduation party on Friday, a cookout on Saturday and church on Sunday.  I have really been resting for the last two days but I did manage to get some cleaning, organizing and playtime in!

Today's card is one that I put together, using scraps from my stash, some Spellbinders Nestabilities and some stamps from a Hero Arts set that I picked up last year.  I am sharing this card for  this week's  any holiday challenge over at Hiding in my Craft Room.

Take care and have a wonderful week.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


My daughter is a member of an organization called Family, Career and Community Leaders of America ( FCCLA).  She is actually President of her school's chapter and last month she along with four other students from her school attended the state conference where they participated in STAR events in Virginia Beach.  Today's LO uses some of the pictures taken by her teacher since my schedule did not allow me the opportunity to go.  She had a partner this year and they did a presentation on event planning and placed second in their event category,  one student from her school placed first and will attend the national conference in Washington in July.

The LO came together rather nicely and since I had so many pictures it didn't require a lot of fanfare. The base is actually some K& Co Christmas Cheer gold beige corrugated paper that I picked up on clearance from AC Moore and the chevron glittered paper came from their too.  I cut the title and the Virgnia state die using my SLICE machine, the other embellishments are from Recollections and were in my opened stash from other projects.  I am sharing this LO for this week's challenge #184 - Chevrons over at Use Your Stuff.  This makes my 22nd  LO of the year so I am rolling right along even though I am way behind in other areas.

Take care and have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mojo Monday #398

Hello and Happy Thursday on this rainy morning.  I am back today to share another graduation card using the same paper pad and color scheme because both young ladies graduated from the same school.  The sketch inspiration for the card came from this week's sketch over at Mojo Monday.  Everything used has been in my stash for a while.

Thank you for your visit, do you have holiday plans?  We have another jam packed schedule for the weekend.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


It's that time of year, let the celebrations begin!  Today I am sharing one of the cards that I made for one of the graduates; used more of my stash, cut the caps with the Locket Talk cricut cartridge.  I should have made the card larger as I had to cut the inside message short.   I will just continue to send her encourage communication as she continues on with her graduate studies.

We are in Virginia Beach as we will be attending the graduation ceremonies for Virginia Wesleyan College later this morning.  We went to the Baccalaureate ceremony last night and will be attending one family celebration tonight here and another one next week in Richmond.  So happy for the graduates and the parents!

Take care and make it a great day.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hello Friday

Today I am sharing a project using a stamp that I have been hoarding, I have way too much stuff that just sits unused.  The stamp used on the card is from the Kinky Girl set and the sentiment is from the Sorority set both from Pink Bow Ties.  One of my problems is that I can't really color which is strange because I don't have a problem using crayons but when it's time to use markers and colored pencils I usually wind up tossing the project into the trash.   I used Spectrum markers to color the stamp and  added stickers to the headband.  I used some of the leftover paper from the Easter LO so I am sharing this card for the Super Scraps Saturday #198 challenge over at Hiding in my Craft Room.

Today we are going to Virginia Beach for college graduation ceremonies and celebrations for two young women.  Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Whatever Wednesday

This week has been really draining but I'm still standing even though I am feeling a bit emotional.  I am needing to take care of myself but right now I am putting my own care on hold to care for others. That being said just lift a sister up in prayer!

Today's LO is one that uses pictures taken of our daughter on Easter Sunday.  We were going into my in-laws house for dinner and I realized I hadn't taken any pictures of her in her dress.  She rarely ever wears dresses now so it was a big deal and she really liked it, blue is her favorite color.  I like how this one turned out, it's another signature simple LO using DCWV papers, Recollections burlap flowers, pearls, a dress cut file from the Silhouette online store and some number stickers that have been in my stash forever.  I just need to add some journaling.

Take care and have a wonderful day.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Cards

Where has the time gone!  I can't believe how far I am behind with my crafting and everything else.  I really need some organization help, there just always seems to be so much to do and not enough time!  I was up until 3:00 am Friday morning working on my daughter's Teacher Appreciation gifts, they were almost hot off the press when it was time for us to head out the door.  I didn't get to take a picture of the monogrammed candy dishes only this not so good picture of the cards.  I used misc paper scraps, stickers, stamps and my expression to make the cards.

I decided to share only because my daughter will be starting high school next year so this will probably be the last year we do Teacher Appreciation!  Take care and have a wonderful week.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Today I am sharing a Mother's Day card using the sketch inspiration from Clean & Simple Stamping. I used some paper from the My Mind's Eye 6x6 Indie Chic paper pad.  All items were from my stash, some of it a little longer than I care to admit.  I only completed a few Mother's Day cards so I had to buy most of my cards from Hallmark and the grocery store.  I know shame on me but sometimes life gets the best of you; I am just so behind!

Take care end enjoy today and have a great week!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Science Project

I have been a little under the weather so I haven't really been crafting which means I haven't finished my Teacher Appreciation and Mother's Day cards.  I did manage to finish another LO for my daughter's school album which is what I'm sharing today.  This is the edited version of her Science project LO,  I changed the title after I had shared it for a FB challenge group yesterday!  I used DCWV papers, sticker embellishments from Recollections and jellies from Queen & Co.  I cut the title using the CTMH Artiste cricut cartridge.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hello May

It's time to get back to work in the morning, where does the time go?  I had too much on my plate, only got one LO started for NSD, finished it before church this morning!  I went out of town after church so I am just getting a chance to post it.

Today's LO uses pictures from our daughter's trip to the emergency room earlier this year.  I may have shared in an earlier post that she fainted and hit her head.  After a trip to her pediatrician she advised us to take her to the emergency room.  Once all the bills came in I was thinking well what did the insurance cover!  Since the base of the LO is so busy and I wanted to use all three pictures I kept the embellishments to a minimal!  The doodle circle is a file from the Silhouette online store and  the hospital is a cut from the Everday Paper Dolls cricut cartridge.  Thickers for the title along with a few other items from my stash and my19th LO for this year was done!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful week!